In Appalachia and the Mississippi Delta—regions in dire need of stroke care—patients have a long way to go for specialist care as rural hospitals continue to shutter.   Millions in the region live more than 45 minutes from stroke-certified facilities, according to a …

“Unacceptable”: More than 430 million people globally live with serious, unaddressed, and often preventable hearing loss, according to the WHO’s first-ever

Good News: A new collaboration is seeking to upend the current gene therapies approach for sickle cell disease.

Cancer care worldwide has suffered profoundly amid the pandemic, the

Yes, cigarette smoking remains the top cause of lung cancer—but for the 12% of US lung cancer patients who’ve never smoked, the diagnosis comes as a particular shock, reports STAT’s Sharon Begley.   And she would know. On January 16, Begley, herself a never-smoker, died of…

As the global  population ages, rising demand for eye health services is not being met, according to a Lancet Global Health update on the burden of blindness.  

The average person spends less than 10 seconds reading food labels when they are shopping for groceries, and that is not lost on the food industry.  

The WHO unveiled a new 3-par

During COVID-19’s onslaught in April 2020, an undocumented patient called our clinic seeking a COVID-19 test so that she could return to work. Further questioning revealed she’d recently developed a cough and fever, and that she works in close proximity to multiple people—…

Investing in mental health. The theme for this year’s World Mental Health Day—held every year on October 10—speaks to the growing acknowledgment of a massive global need. While gaps in mental health care have been exacerbated by the isolation, anxiety, and service…